Justice Together is a unique collaboration of funders with a vision of ensuring that everyone who uses the immigration system can access justice fairly and equally, so that they can get on with their lives.
Launched in 2020, the initiative responds to the challenges faced by the legal advice sector, and evidence that people in communities around the UK are struggling to access justice. The programme will invest in free legal advice and national policy advocacy to support the lawful and fair functioning of immigration, nationality and asylum processes.
Justice Together looks to:
- help people access legal advice and representation;
- strengthen sector organisations over the long term;
- coordinate to achieve wider improvements so that advice is accessible, effective and sustainably resourced.
As well as offering funding, the initiative supports partners to improve the power and influence of people who use the system.
Over the next five years, more than £9 million of new funding has been committed by the following funders, with others likely to join: Trust for London, Paul Hamlyn Foundation, AB Charitable Trust, Baring Foundation, Barrow Cadbury Trust, Comic Relief, Joseph Rowntree Charitable Trust, Oak Foundation, Unbound Philanthropy, The Legal Education Foundation, and Tudor Trust.
Justice Together is hosted by Justice Collaborations, a registered charity and subsidiary of The Legal Education Foundation. For more information including when grants rounds open, visit their dedicated website.